The Beautiful Struggle: Homage to Robbie

A representative slice of the diverse rainforest along the shore of Lake St Clair, beneath Mount Olympus. The horizontal format is intended to be elegiac, a tribute to my very tall friend Robbie with whom I kayaked up the lake last autumn. His ‘beautiful struggle’, ended with the winter, most likely and ironically because of his exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.

Peter Gouldthorpe


Oil on linen